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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Audiobook Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I have finally entered the world that John Greene created for all us who are gullible enough to put ourselves through this splendid torture. I obviously came to this magnificent piece of work a bit late (movie comes out like tomorrow). 

Wow, where to begin.
For those of you who somehow managed to know nothing of this book; let me help you out...

13417125 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Audiobook, Unabridged - Audible Audio Edition, 8 pages 
Published January 10th 2012 by Brilliance Audio

(Goodreads Synopsis) Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

6 Discs, 7 hr., 19 min.
No matter what way I try to go about this review it all comes back to... YOU WILL BE A WRECK. When a fellow nerd told me that if I was crying by chapter 6 then by the end I would be a wreck; they weren't kidding. 
Hazel Grace has been battling cancer for what feels like forever. During one of her support group meetings in which her mom insists on her attending, she meets a gorgeous boy with beautiful blue eyes. He is immediately drawn to her and her intellectual speech regardless of the oxygen tank trailing behind her. 
Augustus Waters is a complete dreamboat. He's witty, HOT, and has the absolute best sense of humor ever! The banter between him and Isaac are downright hilarious. I mean who doesn't love a guy who can make you laugh even in the midst of a completely crappy situation (I need a guy like that) .He of course leads you to believe that he is overall the healthiest one minus missing half a leg. Hazel of course gives you a freaking heart attack by ending up in the ICU. No spoilers I promise!
This book is the ultimate heart wrenching love story. You go into it knowing your going to be heartbroken. I mean HELLO READ THE SYNOPSIS, its freaking cancer!  In the midst of all the sad yet mundane things in their daily lives, love blossoms. This isn't your typical happy-ending everyone gets cured and lives happily ever after kind of story though. I'm sure it sounds like self-inflicting pain but trust me a story like this is worth every tear and heartache. If you haven't read it I have one thing to say to go... GO GET THE DARN BOOK NOW!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton Blog Tour

Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: May 6, 2014

Summary: Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

About Angie: Angie Stanton never planned on writing books; she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural Wisconsin, with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history.
Angie is the author of six books including Royally Lost, Rock and a Hard Place, and Snapshot. She graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, and is a proud double finalist of the National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em.

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